AMD Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire sales 1 May 2012. This is GCN architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers.

Power consumption is at 200 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 25.77 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
7.67
 
Architecture
GCN
 
GPU code name
Wimbledon XT
 
Market segment
Laptop
 
Launch date
1 May 2012 (9 years ago)
 
Price now
$126
 

Technical specs

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
2560
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
850 MHz
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
200 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop size
large
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR5
 
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
4800 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Shared memory
-
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

25.77

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

11119

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

31127

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

This video card matches 97% minimum and 89% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
97%
Recommended
89%
Minimum
97%
Recommended
89%

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

900p
 
132
 
1080p
 
102
 

NVIDIA equivalent

The nearest Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 680M SLI, which is faster by 2% and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

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